Throughout our lives, we’ll have people speak over our lives. Some of the things they will say will be positive and some will be negative. We have a choice to receive what they’re speaking into our lives or leave it.

Some of us have had parents tell us we’re no good, sorry, or stupid. We can receive it or leave it. Some of us have had supervisors call us incompetent or slow. We can receive it or leave it. Some of us have had spouses call us fat, ugly, or selfish. We can receive it or leave it.

Here’s the key: if what a person says about us is not based on the Word of God, we should leave it. It doesn’t matter if what they’re saying seems reasonable, if it’s not based in scripture, it’s not true. God’s Word is truth (John 17:17).

It doesn’t matter if we’re 500 pounds with acne. God’s Word says we’re fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). It doesn’t matter if it takes us a bit longer to understand things. We have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:6-16).

Let’s maintain our stance and receive what God says about us.

John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.